Journals Higher Education

$35.00

Hardcover

Published: 03 December 2018

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199330720


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Why Culture Matters Most

David C. Rose

  • Advances a new theory that explores how culture can work either to lock a society into unending poverty and tyranny or can work to produce a thriving free market democracy
  • Introduces the concept of the "cultural commons" and explains why adequately attending to the cultural commons is so important and so hard
  • Shows how important culture is for keeping our petty, tribal, small group genes from impeding the kind of large group cooperation needed for mass flourishing
  • Has important implications for the family, religion, government, the rise and fall of flourishing societies, and even issues like multiculturalism and freedom of the press
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